[CQ-Contest] Whither CQ WW?

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Mon Oct 31 09:29:35 EDT 2022

We've also just gone through a period where any phone DX contest, with everyone squeezed into twenty meters, was of little interest for probably 90% of people with less than super stations.

I was only on for the last hour, using an attic dipole, having just arrived at the Florida winter QTH, but from reports of ten meters being filled to 28900 or so, there was now room for people with modest stations to have fun. It may take a while for people to appreciate that, but we should have a few good years for phone DX contests coming up.

73  -  Jim   K8MR

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard DiDonna <richnn3w at gmail.com>
To: David Gilbert <ab7echo at gmail.com>
Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Sun, Oct 30, 2022 8:18 pm
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Whither CQ WW?

Has nothing to do with how active the cq-contest reflector is.  It has everything to do with how addicted to packet users have gotten.  We could CQ until we were blue in the face and get 1 QSO a minute.  Get spotted - bam.  Rate went to 7 QSOs a minute.

People have forgotten what that big, fat knob in the middle of their radios are supposed to do.


Rich PJ2/NN3W

> On Oct 30, 2022, at 6:24 PM, David Gilbert <ab7echo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I dabbled in the contest both nights (20m and 40m) and was amazed at how many relatively strong DX stations made call after call without any answers.  Several of the big gun stateside stations seemed to be in a similar boat.
> Dave  AB7E
>> On 10/30/2022 6:08 AM, James Cain wrote:
>> In the run-up to this weekend's CQ WW DX Phone contest, there was not a
>> single post on this reflector about it. NOT ONE. Not an operating question,
>> nor a rules or technical question.
>> cain K1TN

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